Restaurant Tips for Copenhagen – Try These Places

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The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is a prestigious food city that is traveled from all over the world. The city’s best-known restaurant is definitely the two-Michelin-star Noma, founded in 2004, which has also been voted the best restaurant in the world. Noma’s popularity has led to a plethora of other international restaurants in Copenhagen, with chefs first being guided by Noma’s top chefs and then opening their own restaurant.

However, in addition to Michelin-starred restaurants, there are many other places to eat in Copenhagen. International chefs guarantee a restaurant offering that covers flavors from all over the world. However, the local chefs are very proud of the Danish ingredients and the country’s food culture, so it is worth visiting the restaurant that serves Danish food at least once during your stay in Copenhagen.

ShutterstockColorful sandwiches on the cafe counter
The selection of smørrebrød in Copenhagen is difficult to choose from, but it is definitely worth tasting the delicacies during the trip.

Of course, the higher price level in Denmark is also reflected in the restaurant offer: the food is quite expensive, but in this city it is worth paying for a good one. Noma’s multi-course menus start at just over € 300, but you can also find an affordable vegetarian buffet in Copenhagen, for example, for € 14, not to mention the traditional Danish smørrebrød sandwich, which is available for less than € 10.

In addition to traditional restaurants, Copenhagen’s restaurant culture also includes sausage kiosks, ie sausage cart, which serve the delicacies of the whole nation, ie sausages and sausage rolls. Sausages glazed with ketchup, mustard, cucumber salad and remoulade sauce are inexpensive street food and usually cost a few euros.

It is a good idea to prepare for your holiday in Copenhagen in advance by booking a table at at least one restaurant.

Check out Copenhagen’s restaurant offer and spend a delicious holiday!

1. Or

Copenhagen’s most famous restaurant is Noma, which has been ranked the best restaurant in the world five times. In 2015 and 2016, Noma received two Michelin stars, and in February 2018, the restaurant reopened in a new location.

Now Noma serves seasonal menus that change three times a year. A seafood menu is available from spring to early summer, a vegetable menu from summer to early autumn and a game and forest menu from autumn to winter.

The atmospheric restaurant has only 40 seats and a table reservation is mandatory. It’s worth doing really well in advance, as Noma is not only known worldwide but is only open four days a week, so getting a reservation can be very challenging.

Menus usually cost just over 300 euros, but students get to enjoy the restaurant much cheaper. Noma has four seats reserved every night for students, who can access the menu for about 130 euros by showing the student card from the waiting list.

Refshalevej 96

2. Ida Davidsen

Ida Davidsen, known for its Danish sandwiches or smørrebrøde, is a place where sandwiches are passionate. Getting to know the traditional Danish delicacy is worth starting with this restaurant, whose owners have been dedicated to smørrebrøde for five generations.

The Davidsen family’s smørrebrød business began in 1888 when Oskar Davidsen started selling sandwiches. The selection was plentiful and the list was almost endless, with 177 different sandwiches to choose from. The restaurant currently operating at the Kongensgate Store in Copenhagen is named after the grandchild of the Oscar Ida Davidsenin by. He runs the restaurant’s kitchen.

Ida Davidsen Restaurant has a long tradition, with 250 smørrebrød options. The menu includes plenty of herring bread, in addition to which, for example, salmon, roe, herbs, eggs or shrimp are placed on rye or wheat breads. Vegetable and meat sandwiches are also available.

The local restaurant is located just outside central Copenhagen, about half a kilometer from Strøget’s pedestrian street.

Ida Davidsen
Store Kongensgade 70

3. Riz Raz

In Copenhagen, it is easy to enjoy the different flavors of international cuisine, and Riz Raz, for example, serves Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant chain, located in two outlets in the city center, serves Mediterranean specialties from morning to evening. The restaurant is especially popular with students, as the price level is quite affordable in Copenhagen.

The ingredients follow the seasons, and not only fish and meat dishes are available, but also varied vegetarian dishes. The trump card of Riz Raz is a very varied and affordable vegetarian buffet with a wide variety of Mediterranean delicacies. In addition to a standing table, Riz Raz also has an à la carte menu. Burgers, steaks, fish and risottos are available. There is a separate menu for children.

The restaurants are spacious and there is plenty of seating. In summer, the terraces are filled with diners of all ages.

Riz Raz
Store Kannikestræde 19 and Kompagnistræde 20

4. Gift

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, the two-Michelin-starred Kadeau brings a piece of the island of Bornholm off Denmark to the mainland. The Copenhagen restaurant received its first Michelin star in 2012 and its second in 2018, so it is truly a top-class restaurant.

Denmark’s first Kadeau restaurant was established on the atmospheric island of Bornholm, and in 2011 the restaurant landed in Copenhagen. The second outlet in the Christianshavn district has been tremendous in popularity, and both locals and tourists alike have found a fine dining restaurant serving world-class food.

Kadeau offers a 14-course menu that varies according to the seasons. The ingredients are Danish, partly from the island of Bornholm, and the dishes are prepared according to the specialties of the island of Bornholm. Despite the high-quality food, the restaurant has a homely atmosphere, which is enhanced, for example, by the fireplace in the restaurant.

The menu at the restaurant costs around € 250. If you’re dreaming of delicacies from Michelin chefs, but Kadeau’s menu feels too crazy, the restaurant owners also have two other restaurants in Copenhagen: Nabo in Christianshavn and Pony in Vesterbro.

Wildersgade 10B

5. Neighbourhood

Tourists who love pizza should head to the Neighborhood Restaurant in Copenhagen, which has offices in both the city center and the Vesterbro district. The restaurant, which serves gourmet pizzas made from organic ingredients, invests in quality and presentation, but the prices are still moderate, as the pizzas cost around € 20.

The neighborhood’s pizzas are not traditional or conventional, as instead of heavy pizzas impregnated with cheese, the restaurant serves crispy and light, showy pizzas decorated with fresh vegetables. Contemporary versions of classic Italian pizzas are available. The raw materials served on the thin and crispy base are kept as fresh as possible, and include salads, fresh cheeses and pestos, as well as lightly cooked fish.

The atmospheric restaurants are casual meeting places, and the details, including the background music and table sizes, have been carefully selected. In addition to the pizzeria, the Neighborhood also has a cocktail bar, so while waiting for food, you can check out the range of drinks and chat with your fellow guests at the long tables – just like at a neighborhood night party.

Istedgade 27 and Frederiksborggade 20D

Halifax Burger Frederiksborggade

Founded in 2007 by two friends, the Halifax Burger burger chain has become very popular in Copenhagen for more than a decade.

The goal of Halifax Burger is simple: to serve a variety of burgers made from quality ingredients in a cozy and understated restaurant. The idea worked, as Halifax Burger has grown from a small burger place to a chain of ten restaurants, and in addition to the eight outlets in Copenhagen, Halifax burgers can also be enjoyed in Hillerød and Køge.

The restaurant offers burgers for all tastes, with traditional burgers, heavily flavored burgers, cheesy delicacies and vegan versions. Children also have their own burgers.

There are about ten different burgers available, and customers can also choose a roll and steak separately, so there are plenty of options. All burgers are also available without a bun wrapped in a lettuce leaf. The chain’s burgers cost about 14 euros. In addition to burgers, a selection of wines, beers and cocktails are available.

Halifax Burger aims to reduce waste as much as possible and take advantage of the food waste that inevitably arises. The restaurant’s food waste is used to make biogas.

Halifax Burger Frederiksborggade
Frederiksborggade 35

7. Sanchez

Located in the Vesterbro district, Sanchez takes visitors on a fast-paced basis from the Copenhagen district to the Mexican cantina. There is a chef behind the restaurant Rosio Sanchez, who, after working as a dessert chef at the renowned Noma, founded his own taco stall in the Torvehallerne market hall. In 2017, he opened the Sanchez Restaurant.

Sanches serves Mexican food made from Danish and Mexican ingredients. The menu is constantly changing and evolving, so it’s hard to get bored with this restaurant. A list of small and large snacks and desserts is available, and Sanches also offers a daily changing tasting menu.

The standard of the restaurant is tough, but nevertheless the prices are moderate. Small portions cost ten euros a piece, a five-course tasting menu about 50 euros. In addition to Mexican food, cocktails, Mexican beers, wines and soft drinks are available. fresh waters drinks.

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Text: Inka Khanji
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